1991 Group Achievement Award of the Institute of Medicine for her work on the report Adverse Effects of Pertussis and Rubella Vaccines.

MICHAEL A. STOTO is the Director of the Division of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences. He received an A.B. in statistics from Princeton University and a Ph.D. in statistics and demography from Harvard University. He was formerly an associate professor of public policy at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government. He recently directed the Institute of Medicine effort in support of the Public Health Service's Healthy People 2000 project, and the Health Effects in Vietnam Veterans of Exposure to Herbicides; he also worked on the study reviewing the adverse consequences of pertussis and rubella vaccines. His current projects address a number of issues in public health, health statistics, health promotion and disease prevention, and AIDS. Dr. Stoto, along with four colleagues, is a recipient of the National Research Council's 1992 Group Recognition Award, as well as the 1991 Group Achievement Award of the Institute of Medicine for his work on the report Adverse Effects of Pertussis and Rubella Vaccines.

TAMAR LASKY is Research Assistant to the Chairman, Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore. She received her Ph.D. and M.S.P.H. degrees at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and did her undergraduate work at Grinnell College, Grinnell, Iowa. Dr. Lasky has extensive research experience and has coauthored many public health publications.

MICHAEL K. HAYES has been an editorial consultant with the National Academy of Sciences, among other organizations, since 1985. He has edited numerous publications for the Institute of Medicine, including The Children's Vaccine Initiative: Achieving the Vision, Adverse Effects of Pertussis and Rubella Vaccines, and Nutrition Labeling. Mr. Hayes also edits research articles published in the monthly journals Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy and the Journal of Clinical Microbiology.



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